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Our Stories

Inspiring stories about hope and love for youth experiencing homelessness, as well as up-to-date news about Covenant House Vancouver

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Kristy HayterJuly 19, 2019

Weekend Fun at CHV

Recreation and outings are more than just fun they also help teach our youth important life skills, help build character and get our young people in involved in the community in a positive way. This past weekend youth had the ... Read more

Kristy HayterJuly 17, 2019

It started with food…

A few months ago, a new youth came to our male Crisis Program after being referred to us by a community member. He arrived in the middle of the night and was exhausted and very hungry. We got him a meal ... Read more

Kristy HayterJuly 16, 2019

Amazing food = unconditional love!

Food and nutrition are vital to our young people, as many of them have struggled with having enough to eat and often come to us malnourished. When they arrive at Covenant House Vancouver, our youth are provided with healthy, filling ... Read more

Kristy HayterJuly 15, 2019

Thank you to the Garden Club of Vancouver!

Members of the Garden Club of Vancouver recently visited the rooftop garden at Covenant House's Pender Street home for a thank you party to recognize and celebrate the Garden Club's support. Through a fundraiser held last spring, Garden Club members ... Read more

Kristy HayterJuly 12, 2019

I feel like I’m awake for the first time”

When Annika first came to the Crisis Program she was struggling with addiction, fleeing domestic violence and had lost custody of her daughter. Annika did not trust anyone and often found herself in confrontations with staff members and other youth. Over time I was able to build and maintain a trusting relationship ... Read more

Kristy HayterJuly 11, 2019

Big thanks to Tomorrow’s Topkids Child Care Society!

The kind students from Tomorrow's Topkids Child Care Society put together care packages for our Outreach Team to hand out. The packages have beautiful handmade cards, treats, toothbrushes and toothpaste. Big thanks to the students of Tomorrow’s Topkids Child Care Society ... Read more

Kristy HayterJuly 09, 2019